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Knitted poncho with cables and lace pattern. Size: S - XXXL Piece is worked in DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk and DROPS Kid-Silk.

DROPS design: Pattern bs-127
Yarn group A + A or C
Size: S/M – L/XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
350-400-450-450 g color 8465, medium gray
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
125-150-200-200 g color 10, gray

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – or size needed to get 17 stitches and 24 rows in stockinette stitch with 1 strand of each quality = width 10 cm / 4'' and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE - for cables.

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pattern type: ponchos, pattern/technique: cable, lace, shape: asymmetric,

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GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

ROW 1: * Knit 1, purl 1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROW 2: Knit over purl and purl over knit. Repeat 2nd row upwards.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

Worked back and forth on circular needle in 2 parts and sewn together when finished.

Cast on 110-126-144-160 stitches on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with 1 strand BabyAlpaca Silk and 1 strand Kid-Silk. Work 1 ridge in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above. Work next row as follows from right side: 5 stitches in SEED STITCH – see explanation above, purl 2, A.1 (= 12 stitches), purl 2, A.2 (= 22 stitches), purl 2, A.1 over the next 12 stitches, purl 2, and the work in stockinette stitch until 5 stitches remain, work 5 stitches in seed stitch. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Continue the pattern like this. When piece measures 66-70-74-78 cm / 26"-27½"-29"-30 3/4'' from cast-on edge, work 5 rows with seed stitch.
bind off (it is important to avoid a tight bind-off edge - to avoid this bind off with 1 needle size thicker that size worked with).

Cast on and work as front piece, but reversed. I.e work pattern as follows from
right side: Work 5 stitches moss stitch, 46-62- 80-96 stitches in stockette,
purl 2 stitches, A.1 over the next 12 stitches, purl 2 stitches, A.2 over the next
22 stitches, purl 2 stitches, A.1 over the next 12 stitches, purl 2 stitches and
finish with 5 stitches in moss stitch.

See chart. Place pieces on top of each other with right side outwards and sew seam A and B inside bind-off edge. Then sew seam C and D in outer loops of edge stitches. There is now a 38-40-42-44 cm / 15"-15 3/4"-16½"-17 1/4'' vent in one side and a vent along the entire other side.


= knit from the right side, purl from the wrong side
= purl from the right side, knit from the wrong side
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
= knit 2 together
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= cable: Slip 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= knitting direction

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